Preparing for an Accreditation Visit

Summer is a busy time for camps and that means it is a busy time for us too!  The Alberta Camping Association has nearly 50 accreditation visits to do this summer camp season.  Many of our member camps will be meeting one of our Accreditation Specialists. Brianna and Kevin will be working hard this summer, visiting camps, and ensuring that our Member camps are meeting the most recent ACA Standards.

Member camps of the ACA are accredited every three years. We do this to help camps meet a high set of standards for all aspects of camp operation. The manual is continually revised and updated to meet the dynamic camping environment of today. We cover areas of camp like camp administration, human resources, transportation, camp health care, camp programs, site, facility and equipment as well as many others.

The accreditation process may seem a little intimidating but it’s nothing to feel stressed about! Our Accreditation Specialists are friendly, down-to-earth camp people who have a passion for seeing camps succeed. It is the goal of the Alberta Camping Association to make all camps in Alberta truly the best that they can be. That means we will work with you to help you achieve and exceed the standards. We are looking forward to continuing to promote and advance the camping experience in Alberta.

There are a few things you can do to help you prepare for your accreditation visit. We understand that camps are busy running their summer programs, but knowing exactly what the Accreditation Specialist will be reviewing will help to ensure a smooth, successful (and quick) accreditation visit.

Review the ACA Standards Manual

Review the Accreditation Checklist

Collect documents needed for your accreditation

We are looking forward to visiting your camp this summer. It is a treat for us to see the creativity and uniqueness of each camp throughout Alberta. We are thankful for your hard work and look forward to meeting you soon!

If you have any questions regarding your visit please email

You can also contact our Accreditation Specialists directly:

Brianna Tibbatts -    Phone:  587.434.7849

Kevin McBean -     Phone: 780.934.8397

Have a great summer!